Public Meeting on the Rehabilitation of the Sausalito Public Fishing Pier
The City is engaged in a process to rehabilitate a damaged public pier near the Trident Restaurant to restore public access and fishing opportunities. The pier has been a part of the City as early as 1936 and has been historically used as a fishing pier. The exact date of when the pier was installed is not known, although historical photographs show the pier in existence as early as 1936. The pier was closed to public access in 2001 due to damage caused by the storm of January 11, 2001. Currently, the only remnants of the pier which remain are twenty-one pilings and the pier framing. The City received a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to repair the public pier. A condition of the grant is that the construction be completed by the end of January 2014, but the City is seeking an extension of that deadline.
The OMIT (Outreach, MLK, IT, Transportation) Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, December 12 at 6:00pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall to discuss the community’s desire for a public pier at the existing pier location, and what it should look like, given code constraints (which require the portion of the rebuilt pier over water to be elevated, and access to the higher level provided).
How to get involved, ask questions or view the plans: Come to the OMIT meeting on December 12! You can also e-mail Lilly Schinsing, Administrative Analyst or call her at: (415) 289-4134. You can also hand deliver a letter to the Administration Department, 420 Litho Street, Sausalito, CA 94965, prior to the meeting.